The 2019 Bharat Niti Summit will be held on 15th December in Bengaluru under the theme of ‘The Digital Hindu’. The event is scheduled to be held at RV Teachers College at Bengaluru.
Delhi-based thinktank Bharat Niti which has organised the event said that the national summit titled “The Digital Hindu” intends to pave the way to unite various agents and organisations working towards achieving the eradication of the misconceptions about Hindu religion in masses.
The event will allow the exchange of ideas relating to strengthening Hindu dharma and culture through modern technological means, building dialogues for conflict resolution through modern communication, facing challenges of information and misinformation campaigns.
“Realising that the growth of digital communication channels has opened up many new opportunities to showcase and learn the rich cultural heritage of Hinduism and our civilisation at large. These new communication channels and mediums of volunteerism can be very helpful in eradicating the misconceptions about Hindu religion in masses,” the organisers stated.
The event will be attended by prominent spiritual leaders like Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Sukhabodhananda and Dr Santosh Guruji along with many thinkers and intellectuals of the country including Retd Major General GD Bakshi, filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Professor-Scientist Anand Ranganathan, Indian-American Author Rajiv Malhotra.
Rahul Roushan, the CEO of OpIndia, Author Sandeep Balakrishna will be sharing their ideas on the issue of synergising the Hindu narrative on digital space. Prasanna Vishwanathan of the Swarajya, IISc Professor Abhishek Banerjee will also be discussing the topic of ‘Defending the Hindu on social media’.
Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya will also be delivering a keynote address on the issue of being a Hindu in the age of social media at the Bharat Niti Digital Hindu Summit. Karnataka Deputy CM Ashwatnarayan will also grace the occasion along with other political leaders Muralidhara Rao – the National General Secretary of BJP, senior BJP leader Arvind Limbavli, Delhi BJP leaders Kapil Mishra and Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga.
Various debates and discussion on the issues such as digital media, ways to preserve and promote Hindu values and traditions in social media have been organised during the day-long Bharat Niti summit in Bengaluru.